Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged the misuse of artificial intelligence for creating deepfake videos, calling it a “big concern.”
PM Modi said that he has asked the ChatGpt team to flag deepfakes and give a warning when such videos are circulated on the internet.
“During the times of Artificial Intelligence, it is important that technology should be used responsibly,” he said.
Addressing journalists at BJP’s Diwali Milan programme at the party’s headquarters in Delhi, the Prime Minister also asked the media to educate people about the issue.
The Centre has advised victims to file police complaint and “avail remedies provided under the Information Technology rules”.
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar last week had said that it is a “legal obligation” for online platforms to prevent the spread of misinformation. “Remove any such content when reported within 36 hours of such reporting and ensure expeditious action, well within the timeframes stipulated under the IT Rules 2021, and disable access to the content or information,” the statement said.
The government, the minister added, takes the safety and trust of citizens “very very seriously, and more so about our children and women who are targeted by such content”.
The Centre has said that creation and circulation of deepfakes carry strong penalty – Rs 1 lakh in fine and three years in jail.
Several deepfake videos – with morphed faces of actor Rashmika Mandanna, Katrina Kaif and Kajol – recently surfaced on social media, evoking huge outrage and a call for a legal action.